Geek Trivia

Which Video Game Features A Boss Who Mocks Your Real Life Video Game Preferences?

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Super Mario Sunshine
Dead Space: Extraction
Metroid Prime
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Psycho Mantis, demonstrating the fourth wall breaking Easter egg

Answer: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes was a remake of the game Metal Gear Solid, released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2004. During the game when you confront Psycho Mantis, one of the game’s bosses, he lectures (in typical villain fashion) about how well he understands you, how he has studied your every move, etc.

Where it gets a bit creepy, however, is when he breaks the fourth wall and starts talking about the games that you (the actual gamer, not the in-game character) have played. Psycho Mantis is programmed to read the memory card in the GameCube and make references to the saved games there. As such, he’ll say things like, “I see you’re a very meticulous person, a person who is very cautious.” (if you have a lot of saved games) and also reference the actual games, “I can see deep into your soul, you have a love of Nintendo games like The Legend of Zelda.”